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Cathleen Kaveny

Caution on Barron's 'Heroic Priesthood'

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Someone sent me the link to Fr. Robert Barron's video on "Heroic Priesthood." As expected, it has high production values; intriguing lighting; a pounding, heavy-on-the-percussion, heroic soundtrack; and lots of slow motion to emphasize the drama. Not a bad recruiting tool, especially for those young men who might like basketball, because the sport is used as the only metaphor for priesthood throughout the piece. (Full disclosure: I love basketball. I made teams and mostly sat the pine for five years from CYO through 10th grade.

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